The Healing Journey for Couples: Your Journal of Mutual Discovery

Overview

This new series of books uses guided journal entries to help readers define and explore life challenges and stages, past behaviors, and goals for the future. These informational and inspirational personal chronicles are designed to be used independently, or with the help of a therapist.

Each Healing Journey:
* Is written by professional therapists, and provides expert guidance on life problems, personal ...

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Overview

This new series of books uses guided journal entries to help readers define and explore life challenges and stages, past behaviors, and goals for the future. These informational and inspirational personal chronicles are designed to be used independently, or with the help of a therapist.

Each Healing Journey:
* Is written by professional therapists, and provides expert guidance on life problems, personal insight, and psychological change.
* Includes dozens of guided journal entries directed toward helping readers get in touch with their feelings, conquer life's hurdles, and gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.
* Features an inviting format, with ample room for readers to complete their journal entries.

"A creative guidebook for couples seeking a deeper understanding of their relationship"--JOHN GRAY, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, on The Healing Journey for Couples.

"By far the best journaling workbook I have seen. It takes the user on a very personal journey to improve self-esteem, quality of life, and overall health." Mary Ellen Copeland, author of The Depression Workbook, on The Healing Journey.

Designed to help couples explore the facets of their individual personalities and the dynamics of their relationship, this book can help them examine their history together and map out their hopes and plans for the future. Organized in an attractive format, this book provides ample room for both partners to record their thoughts, and helpful suggestions on how to discuss the issues raised in the couples journal.

"...a unique journal that provides 45 evocative exercises to help couples gain insights, improve communication, and deepen relationships."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471254706
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/25/1998
  • Series: Healing Journey Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

PHIL RICH, EdD, MSW, is an experienced psychotherapist who has practiced for over twenty years. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level, served as an instructor, and led professional workshops. He was born and raised in London, England, and now lives with his wife, daughter, and large dog in Amherst, Massachusetts. STUART A. COPANS, MD, is a child psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, and an attending physician at the Brattleboro Retreat. He is the author of books and book chapters on therapy, and is also a published cartoonist. He and his wife have lived in Brattleboro, Vermont, for the past twenty-one years, where he is on the board of the Museum and Art Center and is an elected town meeting representative.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

EXPLORING YOUR RELATIONSHIP.

A Promise to Each Other.

Guided Writing.

A Family Affair.

What Sort of Couple Are We?

Mapping Your Relationship.

RECORDING YOUR HISTORY.

Remembering the Day...

The Ten-Minute Biography.

Places in Our Lives.

Free-Form History.

DISCOVERING ONE ANOTHER.

Face-to-Face: Here's Looking at You.

An Important Possession.

An Unlikely Possession.

Five Crucial Flaws.

SHARING PERSPECTIVES.

Shifting Perspectives.

Blind Spots.

Changing Your Partner.

What's on Your Mind?

COMMUNICATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING.

Feedback.

Expressing Yourself.

What's Bothering You?

Surviving Tension.

Find Solutions.

INTIMACY.

Exploring Intimacy.

Staying Alive: Rediscovering Intimacy.

Senseless Acts of Intimacy.

THE END AND BEGINNING OF YOUR COUPLES JOURNEY.

Your Relationship Map and Beyond.

Conclusion.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

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